Juvenile Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

Ruff Ryders f/ Drag-On, Juvenile "Down Bottom" (1999)

Album: Ryde or Die Vol. 1
Label: Ruff Ryders/Interscope
Producer: Swizz Beatz

Juvenile: “I actually heard the sample of that song somewhere and I remember that they got sued for that one. I don’t know if he made his own version, but I heard the sample. Somebody played it to me and I was like, ‘Damn, that’s what he got hit for’? I think the year of the song was 1970-something. [Ed. Note—Swizz Beatz denies ever getting sued by Casio.] I’m cool with Swizz Beatz. If he’s saying there ain’t no sample, then hey man. But that’s a sample.

“That was one of those records that if we were on tour we had to do that song. People just loved my part. That song is amazing. I wanted it on my album, but they weren’t having it. They had it done already. I just had to do my verse. They sent the music to me after the first tour, and we went on tour again after that.”

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